July 28, 754

On July 28, 754 CE, Pope Stephen II made Pippin de Korte, King of France. Why is this important? Because if a religious leader can make you king, he can also take it away. This gives good insight in why Henry VIII was so anti-pope. He didn’t believe a religious leader in Rome had secular authority over him, the King of England.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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